‘Festival of the Lion King’ MagicBand+ Interactions Added at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Close-up of a wrist wearing a green MagicBand+ with a colorful face featuring Simba, next to colorful beaded bracelets. MagicBand+ interactions like this happen throughout the lively "Festival of the Lion King".

‘Festival of the Lion King’ MagicBand+ Interactions Added at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

At a recent performance of “Festival of the Lion King” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, we experienced the limited-time MagicBand+ interactions featured during the show.

‘Festival of the Lion King’ MagicBand+ Interactions

Close-up of a wrist wearing a green MagicBand+ with a colorful face featuring Simba, next to colorful beaded bracelets. MagicBand+ interactions like this happen throughout the lively "Festival of the Lion King".

In mid-June, the Disney Parks Blog announced that MagicBand+ interactions would be added to “Festival of the Lion King” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for a limited time, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of “The Lion King.” Today, we got our first look at what guests can expect with those integrations.

During key moments throughout the show, the MagicBand+ lights up and vibrates. In some instances, the lights even move to the beat of the music being performed.

A person wears a MagicBand+ displaying a lion's face on the screen, reminiscent of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, next to a beaded bracelet.

As the band around the centerpiece lights up various colors, guests wearing the new Lion King MagicBand+ will see the leaves behind Simba’s head change colors, as well.

Guests can experience these MagicBand+ interactions during the show until September 6.

Rafiki and Timon from Disney's animated "The Lion King" pose for photos at Disney's Animal Kingdom, standing in front of an array of greenery.

Guests looking for other ways to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film can check out Rafiki and Timon meet and greetsspecial menu itemsPandora jewelry charms, and merchandise at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Additionally, on July 12, the film will receive a theatrical re-release nationwide.

Watch our video of “Festival of the Lion King”:

Are you excited to check out the latest MagicBand+ interactions during “Festival of the Lion King”? Let us know in the comments.

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